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August 14, 2013

Tour Stop + Giveaway: To Catch a Princess by Caridad Pineiro

To Catch A Princess
Caridad Pinero
Stand-Alone
Entangled Publishing
August 26, 2013
Romantic Suspense
Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century!

Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…

When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

The Family Jewels

One of the fun things about researching TO CATCH A PRINCESS was finding interesting jewels that I might adapt and include in the various heists being done by the Thief of Hearts in the book. Since the hero and heroine are Russian, I jumped on the Net to find out more about not only Russian royalty, but also their jewels.



I mean, they had such fabulous items, like these royal goodies that are on display in the Kremlin Armory, Moscow. Many of the goodies disappeared after the Russian Revolution or ended up on display in various museums.
Photo Credit: Stan Shebs

In TO CATCH THE PRINCESS, Prince Sergei has hired the Thief of Hearts to recapture jewels which he believes rightfully belong to him. Incredible jewels that are now in the hands of others who acquired them after the revolution.

Here are some of the jewels I located during my search to create those jewels Prince Sergei has hired the Thief of hearts to steal in TO CATCH A PRINCESS.
This is a royal tiara much like the one that was stolen in the museum heist in the book. In TO CATCH A PRINCESS, this is instead a tiara of aquamarines and diamonds. Aquamarines were apparently a favorite of certain Russian royals.
Photo Credit: usgs.gov
I also created a fictional bracelet to match that tiara! That fictional bracelet might have looked a little like this one:
Photo Credit: usgs.gov
Now I love sapphires myself and since Princess Tatiana has blue eyes, so I totally had to have her wearing a luscious necklace of diamonds and sapphires on her date with sexy detective Peter Roman. Maybe something like this:

Photo Credit:  Sir Gawain and Louvre exhibition
I also took a peek at some French Royal jewels to create the fictional birthday gift that Peter’s father, the Grand Duke, gave to his wife. That combination of gold, diamonds and rubies might have looked something like these royal baubles in the center of the photo.

Photo Credit:  Sir Gawain and Louvre exhibition
I hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the jewelry in TO CATCH A PRINCESS. Thank you for visiting with me.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of more than thirty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.

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19 comments:

  1. Thanks for this awesome giveaway

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  2. I am really loving this information about the different jewels. I really cannot wait to read this book. It sounds like such an interesting read. Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

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  3. This book sounds very interesting to me cant wait to read it.

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  4. Thank you all for coming by! It was lots of fun to research the jewels as well as jewel heists. It's amazing how many high end heists like this happen and some where the authorities have no idea how the thieves stole the jewels. Just a few weeks ago, someone hit up a hotel along the French Riviera and got away with millions in diamonds. Amazing! Thanks again for coming by!

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    1. Thanks for writing the post! When I saw the blurb I knew I have to ask you about this. Your research must've been fun, these baubles are most definitely eye candy!

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  5. Love the blurb and information about the jewels. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. I'm suddenly wishing I was born a princess. LOL This looks awesome! Going on my TBR. Thank you!

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  7. I wouldn't mind wearing a tiara!!!

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  8. Love the jewels and romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres, thanks for sharing it!

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  9. I love the research that went into the story. And I love the photos. This sounds like a fun story. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love sparklies! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing the sparkliies, To Catch a Princess and the giveaway. Sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway, that tiara looks to die for!

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  12. Can I have a tiara? Thanks for the giveaway :) !!

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  13. Great post! Love the jewels.

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  14. thx u for hosting this giveaway caridad :)

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  15. Absolutely love Caridad, her books are all awesome! Very excited to read this, big thanks for the giveaway!

    Crystal Guidroz
    cguidroz2@cox.net

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  16. The pictures of the jewelry look gorgeous :) This definitely intrigues me more to read the book.

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  17. I absolutely LOVE Romantic Suspense!!! I am looking forward to reading this one!!

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